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Ms Automated

The automated voice announced that
“You are next in line.”
If only you believed her,
Everything would be just fine.

The minutes tick on by and still,
You’re waiting on the phone,
Ms. Automated each few minutes
Tossing you a bone.

“Our service representatives
Are busily at work
And helping other customers.”
(So you feel like a jerk.)

“But do not fret – you’re next in line
And then we’ll take your call.”
Ms. Automated – wish I’d never
Heard your voice at all!

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:52:00 PM
    The problem with the world today is there's no human contact. Nobody has the time no more and that's no way to act. When finally we get to talk with someone on the line. We've learned that is not the time for us to start to whine.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 9:26:00 PM
    nice write...after I read this I was inspired to write one called...Call options...thanks for the inspiration

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Those recordings drive me crazy. I wish they had different ones saying the same thing instead of the exact same words repeated again and again every few minutes while you wait. Or at least put the message into a poem or two for us.